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Questions tagged [bitrate]

Bitrate refers to the amount of information transferred or processed per unit of time, usually expressed in bits per second (bit/s) or multiples thereof. Bitrate can be used to express a number of things, such as the bandwidth of a computer interface, the level of quality of a digital audio or video stream, or the speed of file transfers.

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MediaInfo's 'Overall bit rate' vs 'Maximum Overall bit rate'

I'm comparing duplicate media files using MediaInfo, so that I can keep the one with the best quality and delete the other one. However, I'm confused by some of the information. One Duplicate ...
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Is it possible for a video segment to be encoded at a higher bitrate than the video segment in the source file?

I am currently experimenting with video compression on Handbrake and I would like to know if suppose a video segment in the source file is around 11000 kb/s, is it possible for it to be somehow ...
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Why does converting a m4a/wma to wav result in a ridiculously high bitrate file?

If I use the simple command ffmpeg -i file.m4a file.wav, the resulting file invariably seems to have a bitrate of around 750kbit/s (resulting in a 500mb file from a 100mb one my case). I've already ...
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Bitrate data on RTMP stream

When I check the RTMP stream with ffprobe and rtmpdump, Some streams are show the audio and video bitrate data. But some others not. What cause this happen? And, I'm using the wowza as the origin ...
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x264: which -tune for best live streaming quality without increased bitrate?

I am trying to stream an FPS shooter game from OBS 20.0.1 at the lowest bitrate possible whilst maintaining the best quality possible (i.e. less blocky pixels). I am concerned that more reference-...
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How to change audio bitrate to exactly 85 Kbps and preserve video setting?

When I try to change the audio bitrate for my video, also my video output is lower than it should be. Also my output video should be in MOV format. I tried: ./ffmpeg -i myvideo.mov.mp4 -b:a 85k ...
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Ffmpeg change bitrate of .mp2 file [duplicate]

How can I change the bitrate of an .mp2 file usin ffmpeg. So far I tried following: ffmpeg -i myAudio.mp2 -minrate 160k -maxrate 160k -bufsize 160k myAudioNew.mp2 It creates me an Audio but if I go ...
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Is it possible to sort all my songs collection (in iTunes) by bitrate?

The reason I want to do this is that I would like to change the bitrate of all of my songs superior to 192 kbps, so I get more storage in my iPod classic. My library has been gathered for years now ...
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converting to the same format many times - how much quality will I lose?

Almost a decade ago, I converted all my mp3 files higher than CBR 192 kbps to exactly CBR 192 kbps. This is because I can no longer here any difference between CBR 192 and CBR 320 (using and ABX test),...
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Determine video bitrate using ffmpeg

I am trying to determine video bitrate(For transcoding) using ffmpeg command,I tried following command. ffmpeg -i 28572615.wmv and it produces the following output Input #0, asf, from '28572615....
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Why ffmpeg changes bitrate of mp3 when speeding it up?

I speeded up (1.2x) an mp3 file using these instructions, but its real bitrate changed from 192 kbps (19 kHz cut-off) to 128 kbps (16 kHz cut-off). Why? Is it right? Or do I need to add any extra ...
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What are the factors that affects a video's quality?

I am new to this website and this is my first question, really appreciate if someone can provide some advice about my current problem. I've been testing some videos on my computer to see at what ...
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My videoplayer is suddenly buffering local videos

Today I was watching Band of Brothers which I have stored locally on my hard drive in 720p. Watching the first two episodes went perfectly as usual, however when viewing the third episode my Kodi ...
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Resize in FFmpeg

I have a video which has a resolution of 1920x1080p. I want to re-encode this video (with libx264 for video and aac for audio); Downscale it first to 1280x720p (with the same aspect ratio) while ...
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Bitrate-MediaInfo [closed]

What is the BitRate_Maximum/String (for video and audio) which I've been seeing on MediaInfo (What does "String" means here?) ? Thank you for your time!
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Can a 7Gb video file be only 512 kbps?

Windows is telling me that the bit rate of a 7 Gb video I have downloaded is only 64 kbps. I have read I need to multiply by 8 to get the actual bit rate. Still it's only 512 kbps, which seems very ...
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Full-SBS 3D movie bitrate when ripping

When ripping movies from iso to full side by side format, 3840x1080 usually (1920x1080 each eye). Shouldn't the bitrate double? I've always wondered that, what do you think?
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Is there a way to determine resolution of a video using its bitrate?

I have a use case where I need to determine the resolution of a video depending on its bit rate data e.g. 236k, 668k, 1299k, 1900k etc. I also have data about its dimensions e.g. 320x240, 480x360 etc....
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When doing 2 pass video encoding with FFmpeg, how to find the optimal bitrate?

When doing 2 pass video encoding with VP8 (libvpx), is there a way to figure out the optimal bitrate, so I don't have to guess? Something like a small compression test, or some ffmpeg command, that ...
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Are there any benefits to buying high write speed Blu-ray disks?

There are many different type of blu ray disc out there, the hestitation to buy was started from read/write speed of a blu ray disc. I'm looking for Verbatim/Memorex/Sony disc, the most common read ...
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Reducing bitrate with ffmpeg using `-b:v 500k` doesn't actually reduce bitrate to 500k

I am trying to create several downgraded versions of a video file with ffmpeg. I am using the following command via the command line (the command is taken from the documentation): ffmpeg -i ../../tos....
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Re-encode AC3 5.1 audio with variable bitrate using FFmpeg

Does the AC3 audio format support variable bitrate encoding? If so, is it possible to use FFmpeg's -vbr option to achieve that? I'd like to avoid converting from 5.1 to a 2-channel stereo because I'...
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How to consider bitrate, -maxrate and -bufsize of a video for web

I am using ffmpeg to encode my videos to upload them on the web. I saw this post about using ffmpeg, but didn't quite get as to how to consider the values. Suppose I have a video of size 70 MB with a ...
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Does image quality deteriorate in video if rendered with higher bitrate?

Let's say I want to render a music video with a still image on it (1920x1080) resolution, and I know if I were to decrease video bitrate, the image quality would deteriorate, how about if I would ...
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Unable to re-encode audio stream with different bitrate using ffmpeg

A similar question has been asked elsewhere without a satisfying answer for me. The following ffmpeg command results in error. When "-c:a copy" is added to just copy the audio stream, the video ...
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Search hard drive for all media files of a specific bitrate?

Is it possible to search my hard drive for all MP3's of a 320 bitrate? I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
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Convert all music files to 192 bitrate mp3 except of those already ≤ 192 kbps

What do I have: 100k+ music files in different formats with various bitrates (mp3 64/128/192/256/320kbps, aac 256kbps, flac, alac). Most of them are mp3 320kbps. What do I want: mp3 64/128/192kbps Why:...
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'iwlist wlan0 bitrate' says “unknown bit-rate information”

I set bit-rate of wireless interface 'wlan0' using iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed Now, how do I verify if it was set right? iwlist wlan0 bitrate says unknown bit-rate information
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FFMPEG encoding settings for 1080/60fps/h264 - framedrops

I want to use latest ffmpeg to encode set of JPG frames to 1920x1080 60fps h.264 movie. I'm looking for set of parameters that will allow smooth playback of encoded video on fairly strong PC machines ...
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Is it possible for ffmpeg to encode with a spatially variable bit rate?

I would like to reduce the overall bitrate of a 4K 180 degree FOV video by decreasing detail outside of 60 degrees while retaining it in the center. Is that possible?
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ffmpeg bitrate variating without reason

I got a mp4 video. I just want to split it in 4GB file parts using ffmpeg (to make it writeable on FAT32). C:\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe -i "%NAME%.mp4" -n -t %LENGTH% -codec copy "%NAME%_1.mp4" C:\ffmpeg\...
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Difference between downscaling 1080p to 720p in real time and downscaling during encoding?

Suppose a high quality, uncompressed video is re-encoded twice, with almost identical encoding settings at a relatively low bitrate of 4mbps, but at different resolutions, first at 1080p, and then at ...
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Recommended bit-rate value for x264 1st pass

I use x264 to encode content for an Adaptive Bit-Rate workflow. So I run a 1st pass to find the "optimal"GOP structure (but with a --keyint target value) to a given bit-rate X. And next I run ...
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How does video encoding bitrate affect duration and why?

Does encoding an uncompressed video into a higher bitrate take longer (than into a lower bitrate)? If so, why - it seems that the encoder should need less effort because it doesn't have to compress ...
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1080p 10bit MKV Video is Choppy but Has Smaller File-size?

I've tried VLC, MPC-HC with LAV and CCCP but nothing worked for 1080p 10bit MKV. The video is not always choppy but only during some particular scenes with high content bitrate. I've got 2 versions ...
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Solution for choppy video because of bit-rate too high?

When I play a 1080p 10bit-depth video with VLC-player, the video goes choppy and even freezes. I'm using Dell Inspiron 1525 and VLC 2.1.2. Windows Vista Home Premium. Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express ...
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How does ffmpeg determine individual stream bitrates?

For example, I have a video for which ffmpeg shows Duration: 00:46:43.72, start: 0.540000, bitrate: 2593 kb/s Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 720x576 [PAR 16:15 DAR 4:3], ...
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Filter the video while keeping the bitrate (FFmpeg)

For experimental purposes, I need to filter my video (using -vf option) and change, say, brightness, but keep the same bitrate as in original video. Just for testing purposes, I change RGB values to ...
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Can someone explain to me the correlation between bit rate and frame rate?

I understand the higher the FPS, the smoother the image will look at your current resolution. This also corresponds to refresh rate over the monitor. Your FPS can only go as high as your refresh rate ...
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Sound forge changes bit rate when overwritting

In Sound Forge 10.0 I cannot keep the same bitrate whenever i overwrite a file. Any solution? My Template box at the "Save as" dialog box is set up for 128 Kbps. If If I rename the file it will be ...
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reaching constant video bitrate by using ffmpeg

We use ffmpeg and a transcoding script for transcoding and want to make some batch files which we can use for transcoding. For example I use a parameter called video_kbit and if I am writing in ...
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How do I check the video bitrate of an Ogg Theora (ogv) video file?

I've been sent an .ogv file by a video company that's 4 times the file size of the equivalent MP4 file. I suspect they've encoded it at way too high a bitrate, but I'd like to check for sure. I'm on ...
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How much data does SSH typically use?

I want to ssh into a laptop (Ubuntu) which will be connected through a 3G connection. Therefore I need to estimate how much data I will be using to choose a suiting plan. Separate from file transfer, ...
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Video compression with ffmpeg - Constant quality

I am trying to compress videos of 10 seconds at different bitrates with ffmpeg. My aim is to obtain the same video at different qualities (from very low to very high). I don't want to touch audio part ...
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avconv mkv to mkv with audio compression bug

In order to make quality tests, I would like to compress the audio part (to a low bitrate) of a matroska file without damaging video. Audio codec is AAC and video codec is H264. I am using avconv on ...
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ffmpeg .mkv to .mkv with audio .aac compression

I am trying to use ffmpeg on a .mkv video to change soundtrack quality. I would like to lower the bitrate of the audio part (to 16 kbps) without any modification of the video. Nevertheless when I use ...
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Explanation on network transfer bit rate R

Bit Rate R usually refers to: Number of bits transferred in unit of network time on a link L. I am curious on the sending direction of R. Because data on link L has two directions. Does R means ...
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How to see media files (namely `flv`) details/info in Windows 7?

I see that for many media files, under Properties/Details there are some needed info like audio/video bitrate, but it seems limited - for example it does not work for flv. Is there a way that would ...
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Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?

When a certain file (mp4, flv, etc) has a 95 kbps audio bitrate - does it make sense outputing to a higher bitrate when converting to mp3 or other format (be it lossy or not)? Would this result in ...
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Lower the bitrate of a lossless m4a file

When I try to sync my music library to my iPod touch using iTunes it says that some songs can't be synchronized because the sample rate is too high. Indeed, some files have a bitrate of ~3000 kbps. ...